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    October 8, 2012
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cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in downtown oakland where the damage is still being assessed. >> reporter: good morning, we're here on 20th and franklin where it happened. on the ground you can see a broken beer bottle, paint splashed across the california bank and trust branch, windows broken a lot of them now boarded up. i counted 12 of these large glass windows with some damage. the same thing with businesses across the street. this all happened yesterday. these protestors trashed several blocks in downtown oakland but it all started as an antiwar rally. protestors marking the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. a group of about 200 left from frank ogawa plaza for a march around 7:00 but by 8:15 they had dispersed and went on a vandalism spree. city hall was damaged, protestors smashing the windows. they damaged a half dozen other
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businesses including the "oakland tribune" offices, three banks, a kaiser permanente and a.c. transit office and the oakland scientific facility. you're seeing damage on the corner and they covered about three blocks in the downtown area. despite the damage there have been no arrests. in observations, elissa harrington, cbs 5. police arresting 20 people in san francisco during a protest over the weekend. people in black allegedly blocked traffic, vandalized vehicles and businesses on saturday afternoon. officers hit by flares bags of paint. they also contained rocks, as well. police believe some of those arrested were involved in similar activity in the mission district about two weeks ago. a 24-hour long "occupy" san jose rally has been camped out in front of city hall and continues this morning. it's the first overnight protest since they were evicted last year. members say them stay until noon today. the search is on for a killer of a woman in contra
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costa county. susie ko was found dead in her hercules home after she failed to pick her husband up at oakland airport. police believe she was killed friday night by someone who stole her car a blue southbound row. ko was a former teacher well thought of by many. her son thinks someone may have been watching the house. >> she felt very comfortable being here and working and doing the landscaping. i can only imagine somebody noticing that pattern and wanting to take advantage of that. >> the victim's children are using social media to help police in the investigation. so far they have 140,000 followers on facebook. a grisly discovery in east oakland. miss say a decomposing body wrapped in cloth was found last night inside a car near intersection of richie and olive next to a rec center in the eastmont neighborhood of oakland. police say the body was there
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for some time. another morning another record. governor brown taking stems to ease back on the record gas prices we have been seeing the last couple of weeks. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran down in south san francisco with the idea behind the governor's action. good morning. reporter: good morning. i'm sure a lot of people are waiting for this action. we have one station that's 4.99 for a gallon of regular and this one is $4.79. the governor is calling for the immediate release of a cheaper blend but it is less environmentally friendly. prices are record high in san francisco. $4.73 in san francisco. up 40 to 50 cents from last week. governor brown asked state regulators in an emergency to allow the early sale of the winter blend. that's not normally sold until
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november 1. this will bring up gas supplies an estimated 8 to 10%. moisture were cut short after august sheriff -- supplies were cut short after the august chevron fire in richmond and a power failure knocking out a refinery in southern california. >> the chevron problem isn't fixed in richmond, the exxon refinery was off for a couple of days because of a power outage and pipeline disruption is making it hard to get crude. >> reporter: the winter blend evaporates more quickly. selling this early shouldn't have too much impact on is air quality or your prices. even though if this goes through, experts said it could still take a week for a price drop. if you want to find out the cheapest prices, go to cbssf.com/gas and enter your
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zip code. cate caugiran, cbs 5. nearly 1,000 gallons of gas stolen from a roseville shell station. thieves in a truck disabled the meter that came back several times to steal hundreds of gallons. it's estimated they got $4,000 worth of fuel. police are look at surveillance video to try to catch the suspects. they must have been come in with winnebagos or something. that's a lot of fuel. let's check the weather. what a weekend, lawrence. unbelievable. >> >> all the activities around the bay area worked out great and now we have a chance of showers in the bay area. i don't think that's going to happen today. the area of low pressure off the coast not very impressive but it is going to slowly slide toward the bay area. so late in the day maybe tonight we'll see clouds moving in, then a slight chance of showers here in the bay area into tomorrow. and maybe into wednesday morning. outside right now a little cool
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in spots. mostly clear skies inland. temperatures in the 40s in santa rosa, 50s elsewhere in the bay area. this afternoon mild 73 livermore, 72 concord, mix of clouds at the coast and 62 in pacifica and 70 in san jose. we have another storm headed in our direction. more on that in a moment. right now how about the roads with elizabeth? > thank you. we're quiet so far on this monday back to work for some folks but for other folks it is a holiday columbus day so we are hoping for overall lighter traffic on the roads. this is a live look at the bay bridge. so far no incidents coming into san francisco. easy ride across the upper deck. lower deck traffic looks good as well heading towards oakland. elsewhere to our maps show you our live drive time sensors eastbound 4 may find roadwork in lanes approaching loveridge but not much quite through pittsburg-bay point.
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live look by the coliseum, southbound 880 clear down towards hayward. that's the first check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. this evening president barack obama makes his last bay area appearance before next month's election. the president played to a roomful of stars in los angeles last night. he used their performances to make light of their own in last week's debate. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to singer's katy perry and jennifer hudson who sang before him. this morning president obama will visit keen near bakersfield near the home of farm labor leaper cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon with a private fundraiser this
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afternoon and then a rally at civic auditorium and will spend the night in san francisco. governor romney is rallying in virginia saying it's time to change course in the middle east and accusing president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney calls for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria to put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go before the election, national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. there is a news conference in san francisco this morning to talk about penalties from the san bruno pipeline explosion. space assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno mayor jim rue an are upset about the state public utilities commission asking to suspend hearings over
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pg&e's penalties and pipeline upgrade costs for a month. the san francisco board of supervisors will finally decide tomorrow if suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. the mayor charged him with official misconduct and demanded his removal after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection to domestic abuse with his wife. we'll find that out tomorrow. this morning a coalition of community groups in san jose plans to announce a boycott of the mi pueblo grocery change linked to the company's participation in the everify program the department of homeland security system to determine people's immigration status. the pumpkin weigh-off this morning in half moon bay. these pumpkins will vie for the world record, a $25,000 megaprize for the world's first one-ton pumpkin. we'll be there when the
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competition kicks off on main street live. that's a big squash. >> can you imagine carving that pumpkin? >> or moving it? a busy weekend of events in the bay area is now over chug sporting events at two stadiums in san francisco as well as fleet week and the america's cup. well, at candlestick the 49ers scored a lopsided win over the bills 45-3. the giants were at at&t park hosting the second game of the play-offs against the cincinnati reds. the crowd tried to cheer the home team on but the giants lost the second game in a row 9- 0. and on the bay a spectacular sight as the america's cup wrapped up its five-day series. fans gathered at the waterfront to watch all the action. take a look. oracle team usa took home their second consecutive win. teams will be back next summer for the america's cup regatta. and this was the sight to see thrust the weekend.
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there was this distinctive roar in the sky. the blue angels had their aerial display wrapping up the final event. thousands people saw the blue and gold fighter jets travel at death-defying speeds performing risky corkscrews and loops. we were watching. >> i was out on a boat. it was like disneyworld here the whole week. it was so much fun. something going everywhere. fear of gridlock prompted people to take mass transit to all the big events. bart shattered its weekend day record nearly 320,000 rode bart on saturday. and it was not just the threat of heavy traffic that pushed people towards public transit. gas prices also at record highs pushing five bucks a gallon. some traded traffic for a boat ride. >> so we said, why not just relax on a ferry boat, go out on the water on the bridge and have a great time. >> near at&t park the price of
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parking was as high as $80 for the ballgame. that's crazy. >> bart was a good option. 4:42. forget taking a break. how your brain is working overtime while you sleep. >> the tightest race yet. what hugo chavez's re-election means for venezuela. >> what a mess on the final lap in talledega. that and more coming up.
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take a look at this -- thiss the biggest wreck in histort this speed about this is talledega, alabama, yesterday. this is the biggest wreck in the history of the speedway involving 20 cars nearly every driver left in the race. nobody was injured. but a lot of bondo being handed
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out. matt kensith won. >> that's how you drive, lawrence. >> i try to avoid those wrecks in the morning. [ laughter ] there is a chance we could see a couple of scattered showers in the bay area, not today. i think we'll be okay. there is not much cloud mass with that. not very impressive going to meander toward the bay area for the better part of the day and then late tonight early tomorrow morning a chance of showers. clear in the valleys, 40s, cool inland. this afternoon we may see a few more clouds but the temperatures staying mild mainly in the 70s inland. and 50s and 60s at the coast. around the state, nice day, as well. 81 degrees and sunny in fresno. 74 yosemite. 75 degrees in the sacramento valley. those showers holding off the coastline, this low really not in any main part of the circulation so it's just going to slowly work its way toward the bay area and be slow to
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move out of town so a chance of showers for tomorrow. another slight chance as we get into wednesday and then the system moves out. computer models picking up on it. occasional passing clouds around the bay area but it won't be until tonight when the low begins to move closer and we'll see clouds overnight tonight into tomorrow morning and maybe a couple of raindrops too. for today, dry, 74 degrees in morgan hill, one. warm spots. 70 san jose. 62 pacifica. east bay temperatures in the 70s in many spots. inside the bay 60s and low 70s in san leandro, 70 novato. next couple of days a slate chance of shower tuesday and wednesday morning. another cove front dives into the bay area friday to bring another chance of showers but that one not impressive. then dry out maybe another nice weekend next weekend, elizabeth. >> we haven't used those rain graphics in a long time.
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thank you. so we're winding down after a busy weekend across the bay area. hopefully you can make it a three-day weekend. this is what it looks like on the roads so far, so good across the san mateo bridge. we continue to check our chp reports for any new incidents coming into the bay area. so far we are looking good. pretty much problem-free. once again this is the commute direction westbound 92. drive time 14 or 15 minutes right now. elsewhere coming through the altamont pass, starting to see already -- this is a little early for this a little bit of changing color on the sensors. drive time is 14 minutes from the altamont pass through livermore towards 680 and the dublin interchange. not too bad. you can beat the rubble by heading out now. otherwise marin county commuters southbound 101 the golden gate bridge not even a car in sight yet heading towards our camera so pretty good. they haven't done the lane changes. they will likely any minute. there's one headlight heading towards doyle drive.
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our live drive time sensors top speeds now coming through downtown and a 101 and the guadalupe parkway at top speeds. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. in your world this morning a professor at ucsf at mission bay has won the nobel prize in medicine. the nobel committee announced the award this morning. the bay area professor is [ non- english language ] a native of japan. he and a british researcher won for their discovery of the mature specialized cells of the body can be reprogrammed to become any kind of cell. hugo chavez has won a new six-year term as venezuela president. he overcame a challenge from a moderate candidate. more than 80% of eligible voters went to the polls and thousands living abroadcast ballots at diplomatic offices including the consulate in new orleans. >> we drove 23 hours to be here and we can tell the people of
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venezuela there is no reason to stay in the houses. it doesn't matter who you vote for but you have to vote. >> venezuela's national electoral council says with 90% of the votes counted, chavez has more than 54% compared to 45% for his opponent. chavez held the presidency since 1999. this week german chancellor angela merkel will travel to greece for the first time since the beginning of the european debt crisis meeting with greece's prime minister. he has been warning the government will run out of monday by the end of november unless it gets more bailout money. trade unions are striking in athens this week to protest austerity measures. investors are expecting a disappointing round of earnings reports this week. alcoa a key component for the blue chips first up. friday a larger than expected
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drop in unemployment. dow up 35. nasdaq lost 13. costs more to get a higher education this year. new data shows tuition and fees at private colleges rose 3.9%. the good news, this year's increase in private college tuition is the smallest on record. investigators new believe that a u.s. border patrol agent killed in arizona was shot by two fellow agents. the deadly shooting happened last week about five miles north of the mexico/arizona border. the border patrol agents union says agent nicholas ivie opened fire thinking the fellow agents were armed smugglers. he was killed in the return fire. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky will be sentenced tomorrow. that's after a hearing determines whether or not he is a sexually violent predator. the assistant coach was at the center of a child sexual abuse scandal and convicted on 45 charges. sandusky is expected to get
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life in prison. a farmer at the center of a deadly outbreak has issued a voluntary recall. it's being taken as a precaution because of the risk of potential contamination. the centers for disease control and prevention says there are now more than 90 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis and 7 deaths linked to steroids from the new england company. new study by ucla neurophysicists shows that the sleeping brain behaves as if it was remembering something. researchers say the study helps to explain why you can more easily things you memorized the day before. it's important because humans spend a third of life sleeping and lack of sleep has adverse effects on health, learning and memory. [ laughter ] >> we're in deep trouble, folks. 4:51. thieves weren't after cash at a gas station heist. how they stole nearly 1,000 gallons of gas, coming up. >> come on down! meet the new man on the price
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is right. >> this is a gift from heaven. >> and be careful what you throw out. the mistake that nearly cost a family $100,000.
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after a nice weekend changes are coming. showers in the bay area, we'll talk about when coming up. >> and we're off to a great start on this monday morning drive. here's live look across the golden gate bridge. so likely they will be doing some lane changes any minute. so far so good across the bay bridge toll plaza. no delay into san francisco. and similar story problem-free all across the san mateo bridge. full look at your morning commute including a check of mass transit coming up in just a few minutes. elizabeth, thank you.
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what sparked their anger. >> i just don't see us going down any time soon. >> trying to ease the pressure, how governor brown plans to reverse the gas price runup. >> low pressure spinning off the coastline. could we see some showers in the bay area? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and the silicon valley ride is off to a great start. this is a live look at 880/237. coming up a check of bay area bridges. good morning, it's monday, october 8. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:00 on this monday now. a protest march turned angry and destructive in the city of oakland. demonstrators in an antiwar rally and march broke windows and splashed buildings with paint. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in downtown oakland to show us some of the damage. >> reporter: good morning. among those businesses damaged, three banks including the california bank and trust on 20th and franklin. you're looking at broken windows and paint splattered on just about every, single one of these large glass windows in front of the